Cool...I can help you out here..
Depends on what you are looking for
1. Resale factors
Age, condition of structure, property size, neighbourhood, taxes, resale value, wear and tear on the home and maintenance. Also real estate commisions. What is your budget? What are the mortgage rates. $30 000+ is an excellent deposit. Best thing to do is to try and make 25% of the total cost.
2. Custom Build
Lot size, lot cost, design costs, construction and material costs. Usually the design, and construction is way cheaper then resale. However depending on where you live, property may be expensive. What is your program (wish list for the house). If you buy a new home being built by a developer then payments are broken up over the time of construction, plus you have creative control over the "fit and finish" or the home.
Good luck Jim!!
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